When the weather warmed up in New York City, photographs of the dense crowds in two parks went viral: Hudson
James Corner, landscape architect of the High Line compares the famous park and Freshkills, a park atop 150 million pounds of waste on Staten Island
Untapped New York took the Freskills Tour run by the New York City Dept of Parks and Recreation. Construction has only recently begun but we got a glimpse of the site’s potential by traversing the topography below expansive skies.
Freshkills Landfill in Staten Island was established in 1948 on land that was originally tidal creeks and coastal marsh. It was the largest landfill in the world.